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2/17/14Modernism Week Roundup

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Now THAT was fun. A weekend spent at the blissfully bright Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs attending lectures, expos and parties all about modernism. Part of me felt like I hopped in a time machine back to 1964–the fantastically flat vintage modern houses, pastel-y hues, some truly amazing vintage pieces. I mean, that furry round love seat?!? I’d never seen (or sat in!) anything like it! Or how about that doorknob? It was on the front door of a modern home that was being completely gutted and remodeled. What I wouldn’t give to have a house like that to redesign. Dream project!

The highlight of my weekend was a lecture by Roman Alonso of the design studio Commune. They are responsible for the designs of the Ace Hotels, Heath Ceramics retails locations as well as many other amazing residential and retail spaces.  One of the things that Roman discussed was how their main goal in designing interior spaces to is discover how their clients want to spend time in their spaces and to help their clients communicate what they’re trying to communicate. That really resonated with me. What do you think about looking at interior design as fostering flow and communication?

Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

5 responses to “Modernism Week Roundup”

  1. debra says:

    I love Commune! What an amazing opportunity to hear Roman speak. A weekend to remember for sure! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Wow. This is so colorful. It looks like you had a great time and caught amazing sunsets, sunrises!

  3. […] After sifting through hundreds of eye-popping photos and running the numbers, we are thrilled to announce that we have a winner.  The winner of the 2014 #PSModSquad photo competition is (drumroll please…..) the lovely and talented, Miss Justina Blakeney.  Stylist, designer, mama extraordinaire, and all-around rockstar with a bohemian heart, Justina won the competition with this moody photo of a desert landscape.  Check out her visual round up of her weekend here. […]

  4. […] I really wish I had attended Modernism Week in Palm Springs! Details: Design Milk and Justina Blakeney […]

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